Gardening,  Lifestyle,  Nature,  Photography

Color in the Garden

windowsill geraniums

Peek out the window into the courtyard~

red geraniums & pennies for the fountain


garden piggy
garden piggy in talavera pottery

Everything is mended by the soil.
~Andrew Crofts, Secrets of the Italian Gardener

flagstones and groundcovers
blue star creeper ground-cover
flower garden groundcover
Walking on flowers…

A garden to walk in and immensity to dream in–what more could he ask?
A few flowers at his feet and above him the stars.” 

~ Victor Hugo

garden flowers

 A moss-lined hanging pot filled with orange nemesia, aster, sky blue lobelia and a pink geranium.

When you increase the number of gardens, you increase the number of heavens too! 

~Mehmet Murat Ildan

garden flowerpots

The courtyard contains a lot of potted plants, primarily geraniums!
Two rusting white iron rabbits guard the front door.


garden pink geranium
pink geranium

garden geraniums

 Raining flower petals…


talavera bull
talavera watch-bull!


In our life there is a single color, as on an artist’s palette, which provides the meaning of life and art.

It is the color of love.

~Marc Chagall


    • ĽAdelaide

      Hi! Thanks for enjoying them, Silvia. Sorry it took awhile. I approved your comment hours ago but i see it didn’t “take”! Because your IP addy changes, it makes it go to approval now. I’ve had some spam get thru so had to fix settings to mod anyone new. Sigh…. At least you’re here! 😉

    • ĽAdelaide

      I’m happy to offer you all my color to help you get back your happiness. I, too, seem to feel this way and it explains my passion to color, I suppose! You think?
      Be well! xxx

  • Anonymous

    Your courtyard garden pictures have taken my breath away this evening.
    The quotes you’ve chosen even more so.

    Much love to you, my dear friend.

  • susancrow

    I left a comment just now, but would you believe it disappeared?

    What I said is that these pictures have taken my breath away with their beauty.
    The quotes you chose, equally so.

    Much love, sweet friend.

    • ĽAdelaide

      I think maybe that’s you up above? As someone? I’ll check it out. I’ve had to set up moderation on any new commenter due to some sneaky spams getting thru. So if your IP changes, then I should have to ok it but didn’t see it there. I don’t know! Maybe a glitch.

      Most precious to me is that you enjoyed your visit today! I’m so happy you did. Care for a cuppa? If wishes were fishes…. 😘

  • Clanmother

    I just wanted to mention once again that I love your theme. There is a wonderful connection between your words, photos, quotes which is augmented by this marvelous theme. Always wonderful to stop by….

    • ĽAdelaide

      I’m enjoying it too. It works!! 😉 I cannot figure out the code much but the basics I can. Best $69 I’ve spent here! Thank you for your kind comments, Rebecca. I so appreciate you. xxx

    • ĽAdelaide

      Sweet Violet, I apologize! Oh my, I missed your lovely little comment on this garden post of mine. I’m happy you wandered around and enjoyed the view. Much love ❤

  • Mel

    What is it about Californians and geraniums? The sister has HUGE pots of them, one whole wall that’s a gorgeous shade of pink….and roses….They’re HUGE too. I wanna wander the courtyard…it even sounds inviting. “Patio” sounds like a place for grilling. LOL. Ah well, wherever the critters can roam happily and we can be content, eh?
    Amazing array of colours popping in that courtyard of yours. And since I like snakes ..LOL..I’d love a cuppa coffee out there.
    The puppy is invited, too! 🙂

    • ĽAdelaide

      Heehee… I haven’t the vaguest idea excepting they’re as easy as pie to grow, at least in my courtyard where they have that microclimate to grow in. She’s more temperate where she is. Up here, just on the other side of the house, the back forty as I call it, is a different story. They still grow but not nearly so lush. And bouganvilla, no idea how to spell it, won’t grow here at all, it’s not warm enough some winters. Roses are easy to grow here as long as we treat the mildew/fungus stuff. Bugs are a forever thing so why bother. A good squirt of the hose every morning or so does the trick. But NOTHING in the ground without a cage because of the critters. OY, the deer still find their way in… ah well, there’s certainly worse things!

      So I’ll put the coffee on? xox

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